With thousands of people demonstrating in the streets after the death of George Floyd, health experts are concerned that the crowds, shouting, and lack of masks may contribute to a spike in COVID-19 cases. However, with many locations also “opening up,” they say a spike is inevitable, to be made worse by protests, but teasing out what’s responsible becomes more difficult. Experts discuss.


  • Dr. Julie Swann,  Dept. Head and Allison Distinguished Professor, Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University

  • Dr. Pinar Keskinocak, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Director, Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems, Georgia Tech University

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